This is probably my favorite all-time picture of James Dean, for obvious reasons. I also found this on Wikipedia:
While completing Giant, and to promote Rebel Without a Cause, Dean filmed a short interview with actor Gig Young for an episode of Warner Bros. Presents in which Dean, instead of saying the popular phrase “The life you save may be your own” instead ad-libbed ”The life you might save might be mine.” [sic] Dean’s sudden death prompted the studio to re-film the section, and the piece was never aired—though in the past several sources have referred to the footage, mistakenly identifying it as a public service announcement. (The segment can, however, be viewed on both the 2001 VHS and 2005 DVD editions of Rebel Without a Cause.)
Seriously, people? Be careful out there on the roads, because that is some dangerous and serious shit. People are getting more device-distracted by the hour out there, and I’ve had many close calls just in the last few months. I don’t care how comfortable the interior of your SUV is and how much cool shit you can go beep-boop-boop on while you drive; just please fucking pay attention.
Obit of the Day (Historical): James Dean (1955)
On this date fifty-six years ago, James Dean died from injuries received in a car accident in his Porsche 550 Spyder. He was only 24 years old. Dean, who spent most of his childhood on his aunt and uncle’s farm in Fair Mount, Indiana, moved to California after high school and attended UCLA. He dropped out in 1951 to pursue an acting career. Good move.
Dean landed three starring roles in three films: East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). Besides a few uncredited roles, that’s Dean’s entire filmography. However, he shone is all three roles and was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination, Best Actor for East of Eden. He received another Best Actor nod for Giant.
(Image copyright Dennis Stock from his collection, James Dean: A Memorial Portfolio, 1955/1979. A majority of the photos, including this macabre image, were taken in Fairmount, Indiana shortly before his death. The image is courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, which is located in Chicago.)